Community

The Pediatric Mood Disorders Program is committed to ongoing research collaborations, community engagement, and partnership by providing education, training, and consultation for local schools, families, and health care providers, as well as providing community-based training, research, and outreach (http://adolescent.stanford.edu/community/). Partnership and collaborations with the following agencies and groups reflect the commitment of the program to community engagement:

Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Boys and Girls Club
Center for Youth Wellness

Events, Presentations, and Media

What we know about the effect of psychotropic drugs on migrant kids

TIME, 7/31/2018
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs to migrant children in its care. Manpreet Singh, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Program, provides comment in this story.


14th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

July 14, 2018

Stanford University Mood Disorders Center hosted the 14th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day for patients and their families, caregivers, friends, and all community members interested in mood disorders in July 2018.  The day included discussions of recent treatment advances, the neuroscience of mood disorders in adults, adolescents, and children, and the influences of genetics and environment on mood disorders. Check out the image gallery from the event below!


Health Matters

May 2018

Dr. Manpreet K. Singh was one out of eight health experts invited to speak at this 2000-attendee community event. She presented on helping youth handle the stresses they face every day in a fast-paced and hyper-connected world. Danielle Wall, one of our lab’s clinical research coordinators, also spoke to attendees of the event at our program’s booth in the “Ask the Experts” section of the Health Matters Pavilion and enjoyed passing out our fliers, our annual program newsletter, and most importantly, our program’s stress squeeze balls shaped like brains!


Pediatric obesity, depression connected in the brain

Stanford Medicine News, 4/23/2018
Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and are depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected.


13th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

August 19, 2017


United Nations Women's International Forum

October 2016

United Nations Women's International Forum - Lecture on understanding and preventing mood disorders, by Dr. Manpreet K. Singh

A lecture on the theme: "Understanding and preventing mood disorders" by Manpreet K. Singh, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program and the Pediatric Emotion And Resilience Lab (PEARL) at Stanford.


12th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

August 6, 2016

Resources

Resources for Pediatric Onset Depression

Resources for Pediatric Onset Mania

San Francisco Bay Area Support, Education, and Advocacy

Nationwide & Online Resources

Local County Services

  • Santa Clara County Mental Health, (800) 704-0900
  • Alameda County Mental Health, (800) 491-9099
  • San Mateo County Mental Health, (800) 686-0101
  • Contra Costa County Mental Health, (888) 678-7277

Book Resources

  • The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family (David J. Miklowitz PhD & Elizabeth L. George PhD)
  • An Unquiet Mind (Kay Jamison PhD)
  • The Childhood Bipolar Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 300 Questions Parents Ask (Tracy Anglada & Sheryl Hakala MD)
  • The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child: A Survival Guide for Parents (Judith Lederman and Candida Fink)
  •  What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents (Mani Pavuluri MD PhD and Susan Resko MM)
  • New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions (Boris Birmaher M.D. and Boris Birmaher)
  • Bipolar Disorder in Childhood and Early Adolescence (Barbara Geller and Melissa P. Delbello)
  • Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (Robert L. Findling, Robert A. Kowatch, and Robert M. Post)
  • The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Gina Biegel MA LMFT)
  • Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders (Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D.; Jill S. Goldberg, Arnold, Ph.D. and Jarrod Leffler, Ph.D

Online Resources

Information on Support Groups